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A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

An installation view of Educational Complex (1995), by Mike Kelley

MFAs aren’t a problem: it’s artists being content with what they know.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Blogs

The university’s approach to conservation is better than California Governor Brown’s, and students should be proud that their system’s leadership has adopted these practical goals.

January 31, 2014

The founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org reflects on the state of the student debt crisis.

January 30, 2014

Is New York’s decision to take action against academic BDS an assault on the First Amendment?

January 29, 2014

From Philadelphia to Sacramento, students fight to reclaim public education.

January 27, 2014

Alaska Governor Parnell and his Republican-led legislature gave hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts to major oil companies, and suddenly Anchorage public schools don’t have enough funding.

January 27, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014

The Daily Targum weighs in on Bridgegate.

January 23, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 2014

If the mayor can get the governor and state legislators to support him, New York could become the model for how to fund crucial priorities in a progressive, sustainable way.

January 14, 2014

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014